Purpose

The Plant Growth Regulation Society of America (PGRSA), established in 1973, is a forum for scientists from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas and information about the different facets of plant growth regulation. The primary purpose of the PGRSA is to disseminate information concerning regulation of plant growth that results in safe, environmentally sound, and efficient production of food, fiber, and ornamentals. The PGRSA accomplishes its primary purpose by publishing a handbook on plant growth regulators, hosting an annual technical meeting and by building relationships between university, industry, and government researchers.

Organization

The Plant Growth Regulation Society of America (PGRSA) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization. The PGRSA is governed by a ten-member Steering Committee composed of Past President, President, First and Second Vice-Presidents, Secretary, three Members-at-Large, Business Manager. The Second Vice-President, Secretary and Members-at-Large are elected offices. The Second Vice-President advances to First Vice-President, President and Past President in successive years. Members-at-Large serve for three years. The Business Manager, Editor and Executive Officer are appointed positions. Ad hoc members are the chairman of the Public Relations Committee and the Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary position was created in 1997 to centralize business activities.

Steering Committee

The Plant Growth Regulation Society of America (PGRSA) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization governed by a ten-member Steering Committee. The Second Vice-President, Secretary and Members-at-Large are elected offices. The Second Vice-President is elected annually and serves a four year term, advancing to First Vice-President, President and Past-President. The Secretary serves a two year term and is normally elected in even numbered years. Member-At-Large-1 is elected annually and serves a three year term, advancing to MAL-2 and MAL-3. The Business Manager and Executive Officer are appointed positions. The Executive Secretary serves as an ad hoc member.

If you are interested in serving the PGRSA as a Steering Committee member, or to nominate someone for a position, please send an email to Dr. Casey Barickman, MAL-3 t.c.barickman@msstate.edu

Dr. Chris Gunter
President

Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University
230 Kilgore Hall, Box 7609
Raleigh, NC 27619-7609
Office 919-513-2807
Cell 919-368-2724
Fax 919-515-2505
chris_gunter@ncsu.edu

Dr. Holly Little
Past President

Acadian Seaplants Ltd.
2443 Fair Oaks Blvd., #67
Sacramento, CA 95825
Office 530-219-5415
hlittle@acadian.ca

Dr. Jozsef Racsko
First Vice President

Mycorrhizal Applications, LLC
710 NW E Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Office 541-956-4116
Cell 224-456-1366
jracs@valent.com

Dr. Gurreet Brar
Second Vice President

Assistant Professor & Rodger B. Jensen
Endowed Chair in Tree Physiology & Horticulture
Department of Plant Sciences
California State University
2415 E. San Ramon, Fresno, CA 93740-8033
Office 559-278-4119
Cell: 239-290-5666
gurreetbrar@csufresno.edu

 
Mr. Michael Rethwisch
Secretary

University of Nebraska — Lincoln
451 N. 5th Street
David City, NE 68632
Office 402-367-7410
mrethwisch2@unl.edu

Dr. Marcus Jones
MAL-1

WinField Solutions, LLC
2777 Prairie Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
Office 515-520-7815
majones@landolakes.com

Dr. Nicole Waterland
MAL-2

Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
1090 Agricultural Sciences Bldg
P.O. Box 6108
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Office 304-293-2969 ext. 112
\Nicole.Waterland@mail.wvu.edu

Dr. Casey Barickman
MAL-3

Asst. Research/Extension Professor Vegetable Crop Physiology & Production Systems
North MS Research & Extension Center
Mississippi State University, PO Box 1690
Verona, MS 38879
Office 662-566-8001
Cell 662-769-9805
t.c.barickman@msstate.edu

 
Dr. Tim Spann
Business Manager

California Avocado Commission
12 Mauchly, Suite L
Irvine, CA 92618
Office 949-341-1955
tim@pgrsa.org

Dr. Sonja L. Maki
Executive Director

Department of Plant and Earth Sciences
324 Agricultural Sciences Building
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. Third Street
River Falls, WI 540227
Office 715-425-4292
sonja.maki@uwrf.edu u

Ms. Cindy Slone
Executive Secretary

PGRSA/American Society for Horticultural Science
1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office 703-836-4606
Fax 703-836-4607
cslone@ashs.org